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Whalen & Ball Funeral Home

168 Park Ave, Yonkers, NY

OBITUARY

Carol Anne Boytim

February 24, 1940November 30, 2019
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Carol Anne Boytim, a resident of Toms River, NJ, who was born and raised in Manhattan’s East Village and resided in Yonkers, NY until 2003, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 30, 2019. She was 79.

She was born on February 24, 1940 to Melchor and Ann (Lesko) Aromin at Columbus Hospital in Manhattan. Her and her family lived on 15th Street during her youth and briefly resided in Astoria, Queens when she was a teenager. She attended New York City Public Schools P.S. 19 and P.S. 61 in the East Village and Washington Irving High School for girls in Gramercy Park. She graduated from Barbizon Modeling School and received a scholarship for acting classes taught by Telly Savalas. The 1950’s neighborhood doo-wop group, The Schoolboys, wrote the song, “Carol” for her. Starting at 14 years old, Carol worked at a couple of neighborhood businesses, including a 5&10 across the street as a stock girl and at a doctor’s office next door as a secretary. She worked at an insurance company on Wall Street for a brief time. After graduating modeling school, she worked as a model for Macy’s Department Store on 34th Street and marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In the mid-1950’s, Carol and her family moved to 1 Sadore Lane in Yonkers, where they were among the first tenants in that building. From around 1958-1960, Carol worked at the front desk of Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant in Yonkers. She also served as Hostess and played the part of Golden Orchid for the restaurant. When Patricia Murphy opened her restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Carol flew there to help get it established. From 1960-1970, she worked at the Bank of New York in Bronxville. From 1963-1965, she continued working at the bank while working part time in the office at Patricia Murphy’s restaurant. Carol met her beloved husband, William Dimitri Boytim, in January 1965 in Yonkers. They were married October 9, 1965 at St. Eugene Church with a reception following at Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant. They honeymooned in Niagara Falls. On October 9, 2015, Carol and Bill celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends. Carol and Bill had two daughters and lived in Briarcliff Manor and Yonkers, where their daughters were raised. Carol was known for her devotion to her family. She dedicated her time volunteering at the elementary school her daughters attended, St. Bartholomew School, where she was active in helping to implement Workshop Way along with Sister Joan. She participated in school functions, worked as a substitute teacher, and spent many years as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. During that time, she also became a Eucharistic minister at St. Bartholomew Church. From 1987-1989, she worked at ShopRite in Yonkers in their money room. From 1988-1998, she worked at the Bank of New York in Yonkers as a teller and notary public. Along with her husband and daughters, she enjoyed yearly family vacations and spent many summers with her extended family on Long Island, upstate New York, the Jersey Shore, and camping. Carol loved animals and cherished bonding with all of her various family pets. Throughout her life, she enjoyed bowling, arts and crafts, jigsaw puzzles, word games, and reading (especially mysteries). She also loved playing bingo, cards, and mah-jongg, taking rides with the family, and going to the casino with her husband. Carol always treasured time spent with family and friends. Carol was predeceased by her husband, Bill, her parents, Melchor and Ann, her brother, Kenneth, and her infant son, Joseph. She is survived by her two loving daughters, Kimberly Ross (son-in-law, Frank Ross) of Danbury, CT and Karen Boytim of Toms River, NJ (boyfriend, Joseph Sozio). She is also survived by her brother, Melchor Aromin, her sisters-in-law, Susan Aromin and Lenore Boytim, as well as many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and one great-grandnephew. Visitation will be held at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Thursday, December 5th, from 7-9 PM and Friday, December 6th, from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral service at St. Eugene Church on Saturday, December 7th at 10 AM. Interment follows at Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Carol’s name to your favorite animal charities. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, December 7, 2019

Memories

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Michelle Bronski

December 6, 2019

My heartfelt prayers are with you all. Your mom was a beautiful person, I never knew of her achievements in her early life-quite fascinating! I'm sorry I wasn't able to attend the wake due my job schedule. Be at peace as Bill and Carol are together again.

Cathy Horn-Diaz

December 4, 2019

Kimmie , Karen and family I am so sorry for your loss. Just know you have very fond memories of all the time you have spent with your mom. She was the sweetest person that I have ever met. I feel blessed to have know her.

Cecelia Navarro

December 4, 2019

Kim and Karen and family...I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. I have to say reading what u have shared about your mom there is a lot I didn’t know about her. She was a wonderful person and had a generous heart. She is at peace. It is not goodbye but see u later. Now she is with her family that has gone before us. Please know I will be praying for you 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Love you

Patricia Makar

December 4, 2019

Rest In Peace Carol. My sincere condolences to Kim and Karen both were the apple of your moms eye.

Trish Vicino

December 3, 2019

I remember her from St. Bart's and Girl Scouts. Thank you for sharing her story of a life well lived! Prayers and comfort to Kim & Karen; may your memories bring you solace.

Sue Balezentis

December 3, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss. I remember Mrs. Boytim as the best Girl Scout leader ever! Lot's of great memories of her and the family at St. Bart's. Our deepest condolences . -Sue Balezentis & family

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